Weaving a Dangerous Web

1Weaving a Dangerous Web

From 2009 to 2010, the number of malicious websites skyrocketed by more than 111 percent.

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Just under 80 percent of websites with malicious code examined by Websense Security Labs were legitimate sites that had been compromised.

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40 percent of all Facebook status updates have links and 10 percent of those links are either spam or malicious.

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Approximately 22.4 percent of search results for trends and breaking news stories currently contain malicious links.

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That’s ever-so-slightly more than the ratio of malicious links returned for search results for objectionable content such as porn, which returns about 21.8 percent malware-ridden content.

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30.3 percent of all sites classed as shopping sites by Google search results contained malicious content.

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34 percent of malicious HTTP attacks included data-stealing code.

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Just over half of all data-stealing attacks occurred over the Web.

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The top 5 hosts of data stealing code in 2010: 1. pc-optimizer.com 2. host127-0-0-1.com 3. beancountercity.com 4. 0texkax7c6hzuidk.com 5. googlegroups.com

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